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TIME TO MOVE MOUNTAINS: Youth Rising in San Luis Colorado

TIME TO MOVE MOUNTAINS: Youth Rising in San Luis Colorado

In this blog post, Shirley Romero Otero, Executive Director of Move Mountains Youth Project Inc., San Luis, CO, shares the philosophy to intergenerational engagement and education. The post features the Move Mountains Project video produced by EnLightofMe and 2MX2 and the words of the 2016 youth leaders of San Luis, Colorado rising up – ‘dreaming big, moving mountains, and being proud of who they are and where they live.’

Ay Mi Corazon – Lávate las Manos

Ay Mi Corazon – Lávate las Manos

Bien dice el dicho que una mano no se lava sola. It is true what is said, that one hand washes the other and now, more than ever that practice is imperative. This saying is also one that is evoked to recognize that we need each other, particularly in moments like this. As a part of the Manitos Community Memory Project, we asked Dr. David Garcia, one of our key partners, to help us create a hand washing song for…

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RECONCILIATION

RECONCILIATION

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) opened, Reconciliation. The exhibition responds to last year’s ending of “La Entrada” as part of the Santa Fe Fiestas and using artistic expression, adds to the ongoing dialogue of the astonishing complexity of being and belonging to this place we now call New Mexico.

Alabados – Voices of Spirit

Alabados – Voices of Spirit

Today, on this highest of holy days to Catholics, I recall the deeply resonant sounds of the ancient spiritual hymns known as alabados. Recognizing the value and importance of recording these spiritual praises and other musical and religious traditions, folklorist and linguist Dr. Juan B. Rael returned home in the summer of 1940 and recorded the voices of fifteen men and four women from villages in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, including these deeply spiritual hymns. Listening to the alabados in moradas,…

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